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Nov 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

One of the most challenging and yet biggest opportunities for us in the business world is to have a compelling answer to ‘Tell me about yourself’.

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Sep 25, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Going Toe to Toe for Talent against the Titans

Going Toe to Toe for Talent against the Titans

For decades, technology companies worried about internal equity, the idea that people of a certain grade with the same title should be paid nearly the same. Although no one ever said it, it also often meant that tenure was important, and that young or ‘junior’ employees couldn’t make a

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Aug 15, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on 5 Clues the Candidate isn’t from Silicon Valley

5 Clues the Candidate isn’t from Silicon Valley

How can you tell your candidate isn't from Silicon Valley?

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Aug 05, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera 1 Comments

20th Anniversary of Apple’s Newton – The Magical Team

There are a ton of success stories that came out of Newton, people who built and sold wildly successful companies, created iconic new products, became CEOs, some who sit in the world of venture, or are advisors or board members helping other rock stars find their way.

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Jun 26, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Thank You Note – Post Inverview

The Thank You Note – Post Inverview

In many homes across the nation, mom is badgering her son or daughter to get on with sending out those graduation gift thank you notes. For her, it’s a symbol of how she raised her grad, of the manners she instilled in them. And for employers, guess what, same thing.

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Jun 19, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on HR and Marketing Collaboration

HR and Marketing Collaboration

With employer ‘super brands’ like Facebook--their campus complete with a hair salon and Twitter trending wildlife--and an employee base who increasingly no longer values tenure, HR execs are learning, sometimes the hard way, that Marketing skills are increasingly important.

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Jun 10, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Oh my, You Didn’t Get the Job. Why Not?

Oh my, You Didn’t Get the Job. Why Not?

As a seasoned recruiter, I don’t give a lot of feedback to candidates who didn’t land the job because I’ve found, over the years, the hard way, they can rarely take it. Grown men have been in tears but more commonly, I get yelled at or the conversation turned

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May 22, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Secrets to Successful Recruiting

Secrets to Successful Recruiting

“How did you get that person at Google interested in us, how did you find not one but three candidates that we loved for the role?”...It takes a deep understanding of business, tremendous tenacity, a thick skin, courage, and a passion for people and making connections.

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May 03, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The Panel Interview

The Panel Interview

Increasingly, we’re coaching our clients to conduct panel interviews—two to three people from the company conversing with a potential employee. They are more fun, generally have more energy, and are frequently more informative that an traditional 1/1.

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Mar 25, 2013 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on The One that Got Away

The One that Got Away

It's crushing to lose a great candidate during the offer phase--give it some time then get over yourself.

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